My name is John White. For those visiting, I enjoy both photography and photo-manipulations. I've been away for many, many months........a dry spell. My choices in manipulations varies from dark, to comical, surrealistic and fantasy. I'm never sure where a stock or personal photograph will take me and what images, painting and effects will join in as I journey through the work. Although I have "dark" pieces it does not mean I am such a person; if a photograph captures or inspires a particular emotion or creative thought, then I'll follow that inspiration to see where it ends.
I now live in the mountains of the Western Sierra Nevada, south west of Lake Tahoe, in the Ebbets Pass Highlands. My back yard is a national forest. With the changing seasons and the crystal clear skies (sans storms) full of stars at night, it is a very magical place. I don't think my location is the source of my imagination but living far away from the cities, gives one time to relax and let the mind wander through ideas while watching the forest and its wildlife.
I thank the many stock artists who make their photographs available and the amazing images that are available. The numerous artists who post their work here are also an inspiration for me. Their mastery of digital art make me want to push myself further; when I see an amazing piece of work that is both beautifully executed and patiently prepared, it makes me want to try to make each piece of mine an extension of skills and techniques I use. I do this for personal pleasure and not as a commercial artist.